Two new species of butterflies discovered

2021 01 05

In 2020, dr. B. Paulavičiūtė and V. Inokaitis, with their colleagues, published an article about two new rare species of butterflies in Lithuania - Celypha woodiana and Retinia perangustana. Celypha woodiana is widespread in continental Europe. Until now, it was not registered in Lithuania. At present, this is the northernmost area of distribution of this species. Retinia perangustana has Palearctic distribution: east of Europe in Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia and Northeast China.

Photo of Celypha woodiana by K. Martinaitis

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